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Jack_Knife

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

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Jack_Knife

The Chili Peppers new album Stadium Arcadium is now out in some places, and will be released everywhere in the next few days. And it leaked about a week ago. Anyway, I couldn't find a topic, so I figured I'd post one.

 

I've been listening to it constantly pretty much for the past week, and I can say that I'm pretty damn happy with it. It's a double album with 2 hours worth of music, yet the vast majority of it is quality, and there's hardly any filler. When compared with Californication and By The Way, of which I only like about half of each, this is a fantastic album. Granted, it's no Blood Sugar Sex Magik, but it's certainly their best effort since.

 

The sound overall is pretty much a mix of older funky chili peppers and newer melodic chili peppers, in a way that I very much enjoy. Standout tracks for me are Charlie, Hump de Bump, Torture Me, Hey, Tell Me Baby, Readymade and Animal Bar. But I pretty much enjoy all the tracks save a couple.

 

So, for those of you that have heard it, what'd'you think?

 

(Note: I do not condone illegal downloading of music in any way and will most definately be purchasing the album upon its release here. Even Flea says on their website that he'd do the same (that is, download an album pre-release) of a band he loved.)

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vALKYR

A friend of mine finds it totally awesome so I reckon I aquire it as soon as possible, too.

 

Listened to only a few songs now and it looks good. Red Hot Chili Peppers never failed to amaze me with their songs to be honest with you.

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ManFromMars

I'm not much of a fan but my friend is. He definitely can't wait for this one.

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Vanillainy

Never really listened to the RHCPs till i heard Dani California. Awesome song.

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Grandthefter

I heard Dani Californication on TV a while ago, so im going to get this album next time i pass HMV or somewhere

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locosyndicate

I love the chilli's especially Cant stop,firtune fade,Dani california,By the way and Under the bridge.I've seen them live on t.v and they're brilliant bevause they are so energetic.

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-shaDow

 

Even Flea says on their website that he'd do the same (that is, download an album pre-release) of a band he loved.)

Haha, what?

 

 

when i woke up this morning

i was was confronted with the news that our record has been leaked to

the internet

it does not come out til may 9 but now it has leaked

and not that i know alot about this kind of thing

but i guess now it is possible to down load it for free if you want

well

that's not very nice

if you down load it now off one of these file sharing sites

you will be getting a pale imitation of the record

it will be of the poor sound quality of the technique they used to

get it on there

and that will break my heart

it will break john frusciante's heart

it will break anthony kiedis's heart

and it will break the heart of chad smith

yes, we worked for a year and a half to make the epic record of our

lives

and it is sad to me for the business reasons of course

i think we are selling something really cool and we put all we had

into it, 28 songs, 2 hours of the best that we can offer

and i think it is a fair deal for everyone

and for people to just steal a poor sound quality version of it for free

because some asshole stole it and put it on the internet

is sad to me

but, equitable business reasons aside

the thing that really bums me out is

we worked so hard, and so thoughtfully, all of us, for so long

to make this record sound as warm and full from top to bottom

as was possible

we spent day and night for a year making sure every little sound was

just right

that they were all put together in the most beautiful way we could

we did not leave a stone unturned in doing that work

i can not put in words how much this record, stadium arcadium, means

to us

how sacred the sound of it is to us

and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had

thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could

and now, for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor

sound quality

it is a painful pill for us to swallow

let me tell you

this bums all of us out

and i know that, as sensitive as john frusciante is about sound

the idea of anyone getting and hearing this thing that way

will devastate him

for people to not hear the work the way we meant it to be

will really hurt him deep inside

and all of us will hurt

 

yes, it is stealing from us, and that is lame

everyone has to live with their own conscience on that one

let it be your guide

but to take a version that has been defiled sound wise

a version in which some idiot has taken our year and a half of soul

baring work and pissed all over it

that will break our hearts

 

sincerely,

 

flea

 

I wonder how much more money a guy like Flea needs. Would he be happy if I downloaded a FLAC version?

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just another thug

Flea doesn't like MP3s @ 192 bitrate. Elitist.

 

Yes, this album is stellar, and my favorite song is Animal Bar at the moment.

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Jack_Knife
Haha, what?

Haha, what?

 

 

after the other morning when i found out our record had leaked

i freaked

it leaked i freaked

after calming down a little bit

and finding out more about what actually happens

it has been bought to my attention by some intelligent people

that most of the people who down load the record before it comes out

are people who really love our music and believe in what we do

and they go out and get the real thing anyway

but of course they can not wait to hear it

and are willing to hear a substandard version first

because they are excited to hear it

and of course i understand and i would do the same thing

it just really scared me that people would be hearing something

without the depth of sound that we strive for

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Hurricane5

Elitist. Flock to it.

 

Now, The newest album has some nice songs on it, I'm actually considering getting it.

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TheSpillCanvas

I can't say I like Dani California, but I will give the album a listen, see how I like it overall.

 

I am a fan of RHCP.

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Jim

I've always liked Chili Peppers since a friend told me about them a few years ago. I like Californication, Under the Bridge, By the Way, My Friends, Scar Tissue, Soul to Squeeze, and some others I can't think of right now.

 

They have a sound that others can't match, that's what makes them different. But, this new album was pretty surprising to me, but I'm all for it.

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Rob.

Just got it from my local sainsbury's and i would recommend it, it's awesome, i would put it above Californication and By the way, i've only heard the first 5 songs, and even though it's hard to part eith throw away your television i think this album is great.

 

It's more funky, that'ssomething i had always wanted.

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Skins

I'll have to give this a listen sometime soon. I'm not a huge fan of the Chili Peppers, but I enjoy most of the stuff they have put out over the years.

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king surfer

Juts got this a few hours ago. Standout tracks for me are Snow ((Hey Oh), Hump De Bump, Make You Feel Better and Tell Me Baby. The guitar's very much replaced Flea this time round although I must say Frusciante is amazing in almost every sense.

 

Got tickets to go see them at Earls Court in the summer too.

 

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Striker*

I've never been a huge fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their music is okay but I've never heard a song by them that wowed me. Dani California is an enjoyable song though.

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Rob.

 

Juts got this a few hours ago. Standout tracks for me are Snow ((Hey Oh), Hump De Bump, Make You Feel Better and Tell Me Baby. The guitar's very much replaced Flea this time round although I must say Frusciante is amazing in almost every sense.

 

Got tickets to go see them at Earls Court in the summer too.

 

inlove.gif

Did you mean to say the guitar's been replaced by Flea, if so i agree, and i prefer it, Frusciante is good, but i prefer the sound of Flea.

 

The standout tracks for me are:

 

• Torture Me (Solo is amazing)

• Hump de Bump

• Storm in a Tea Cup

 

Brilliant album, best of their last three including this one.

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king surfer

I meant what I said that the guitar has replaced Flea this time. The bass doesn't seem to be such an integral part of the Chili Peppers sound anymore. Sure, there are a few tracks with ripping basslines but many Flea takes a backseat to John.

 

After another few listens through I really like Hard To Concentrate. I'm not to sure why though. It's not anything too special just very melodic, bordering on anthem territory.

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Justin

Especially In Michigan. icon14.gif

 

But yeah, awesome album.

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Trows

 

Even Flea says on their website that he'd do the same (that is, download an album pre-release) of a band he loved.)

Flea also says this. This is the exact email, apparently.

 

 

Date: Tues, May 2

Subject:

From: "Michael Balzary"

To: [email protected]

 

when i woke up this morning

i was was confronted with the news that our record has been leaked to

the internet

it does not come out til may 9 but now it has leaked

and not that i know alot about this kind of thing

but i guess now it is possible to down load it for free if you want

well

that's not very nice

if you down load it now off one of these file sharing sites

you will be getting a pale imitation of the record

it will be of the poor sound quality of the technique they used to

get it on there

and that will break my heart

it will break john frusciante's heart

it will break anthony kiedis's heart

and it will break the heart of chad smith

yes, we worked for a year and a half to make the epic record of our

lives

and it is sad to me for the business reasons of course

i think we are selling something really cool and we put all we had

into it, 28 songs, 2 hours of the best that we can offer

and i think it is a fair deal for everyone

and for people to just steal a poor sound quality version of it for free

because some asshole stole it and put it on the internet

is sad to me

but, equitable business reasons aside

the thing that really bums me out is

we worked so hard, and so thoughtfully, all of us, for so long

to make this record sound as warm and full from top to bottom

as was possible

we spent day and night for a year making sure every little sound was

just right

that they were all put together in the most beautiful way we could

we did not leave a stone unturned in doing that work

i can not put in words how much this record, stadium arcadium, means

to us

how sacred the sound of it is to us

and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had

thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could

and now, for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor

sound quality

it is a painful pill for us to swallow

let me tell you

this bums all of us out

and i know that, as sensitive as john frusciante is about sound

the idea of anyone getting and hearing this thing that way

will devastate him

for people to not hear the work the way we meant it to be

will really hurt him deep inside

and all of us will hurt

 

yes, it is stealing from us, and that is lame

everyone has to live with their own conscience on that one

let it be your guide

but to take a version that has been defiled sound wise

a version in which some idiot has taken our year and a half of soul

baring work and pissed all over it

that will break our hearts

 

sincerely,

 

flea

 

I guess the iTunes quality that they are selling are great, but the direct rips are shoody quality. nervous.gifnervous.gif

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asimov

 

everyone has to live with their own conscience on that one

let it be your guide

 

my conscience is untouchable.

 

i want to hear them now, which i am almost about to be able to, if it is up to RHCP standards i have grown to love then i will no doubt go out and by the album. otherwise..

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shortprsn1

I just bought it today and am listening to it now. So far, I love it.

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Jack_Knife
*snip*

Read the topic much? wink.gif

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Trows
*snip*

Read the topic much? wink.gif

Nope, I just read a few posts then skipped the rest.

 

Stupid shadow posting it over a day before me. mad.gif

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Krelian

John Frusciante is god. This is one of the few albums I'll actually buy, just because the Chili Peppers are that awesome.

 

I'm going to buy tickets this weekend for their concert in October in Atlanta cool.gif

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--CellTech--

Dani California is one of the best songs of the year i'd say.

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Logic3

I thought it was much better than their two most recent albums, and bought the thing yesterday.

 

(That is, I listened to it, and decided I liked it enough to buy, instead of using up more backup CD's for music ...)

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just another thug
John Frusciante is god. This is one of the few albums I'll actually buy, just because the Chili Peppers are that awesome.

 

I'm going to buy tickets this weekend for their concert in October in Atlanta cool.gif

Yeah man, I'm buying them for Cleveland. The Mars Volta opens for them, that will be a great show.

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Sly_Madman

Damnit! They're coming about two cities away, but I'm broke and can't afford tickets. Oh well, I'm definitely buying this album. I love funky Chili Peppers (actually, I love most RHCP songs, but their funky songs were the best).

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spyro_ie
Never really listened to the RHCPs till i heard Dani California. Awesome song.

Exactley how I felt. It's weird, I just think that song is different.....

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